Tag Archives: Le Chatelier

Le Chatelier – two images from early 20th century and today


  Some friends in the village of Le Chatelier, South Touraine recently sent me a few old images of the hamlet. Here are two with approximate modern day shots ~ the question is: how many people can you spot in … Continue reading

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Le Chatelier, South Touraine, Loire Valley


Sometimes, just sometimes of an morning when the sun is rising, the white walls of the château of Le Chatelier turn a stunning pink.

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Le Chatelier, South Touraine ~ postcard of the ford crossing of the Brignon river


Here’s a lovely postcard image (c1920s) of the old ford crossing of the River Brignon at the village of Le Chatelier in the South Touraine. The metal bridge and embankments which are now in place were only constucted after the … Continue reading

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Giant polystyrene puff balls land in Le Chatelier


We were out strolling last week and came across these giant puff balls (the fungus Calvatia gigantea, I believe) in a local field on the edge of Le Chatelier. At first we thought they were balls of polystyrene that had blown … Continue reading

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Touraine Map c1608 ~ yours to explore and download


Here’s a cute map, c1608, of the area of South Touraine between La Haye (Descartes) to Azay. The early C17th spelling of place names is of interest as are the lack of details of roads but the significance of rivers … Continue reading

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Le Chatelier and Paulmy ~ their châteaux and 16th Century religious wars


Following the recent successful history walk from Paulmy to Le Chatelier in the South Touraine I thought it would be of interest to share the history notes I prepared for the day (many thanks to Kath Watson for assistance with … Continue reading

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The mill at Le Chatelier, Paulmy, South Touraine


Earlier this week I visited the family of M. Philippe Bonney-Aché who live in the beautifully restored flour mill of the village of Le Chatelier in the commune of Paulmy in the South Touraine. M. Bonney-Aché kindly let me take … Continue reading

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